Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Throngs of people showed up to apply for jobs at a career fair in Albany today. A Marine Base contractor is hiring 125 people immediately, and the census bureau is taking applications, too . More than one thousand people showed up today to apply for those jobs.
When Cortez Fields showed up to the Goodwill Career Center just before 10 Friday morning, he thought he was going to beat the crowd. "Were you shocked by the crowd?" "Yeah. I really was, I thought I was going to beat the crowd, but, I see I didn't."
By the time he showed up, more than a thousand people had already secured their spots in line, bringing Fields back to his job search reality. "It's tough out there."
Edward Patten knew that a lot of people, like himself, would apply for the jobs offered Friday, so he wanted to make sure he was first in line. "I came out here yesterday evening at 9:30." Why? "Because I anticipated there would be a large turnout and I wanted to be one of the first ones in the line."
He waited in his vehicle until 4:18 Friday morning, when another job seeker arrived. And as the morning grew longer, so did the line.
Diane Barron said, "I thought I was going to be number 10 or something. I got weak, but I still got on in line and when I looked back I said, 'I'm glad I stayed'."
Most of the people we spoke with, had been laid off from their jobs, and couldn't find work anywhere else. "I go out everyday looking for work. It's just not there, it's just not there." But maybe today, the job she needs is there.
The job fair was supposed to continue Saturday; but because of the overwhelming response, it's been cancelled.
AECOM Government Services will hire 125 people to start work December 27th. They need mechanics, electronic technicians, sheet metal workers, welders, motor vehicle body mechanics, and stock clerks. The jobs will pay 12 to 23 dollars an hour. There are also openings with the Census bureau and Work Force, another contractor for the base.